Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Commissioners backtrack on service cut after public outcry

CCGs in Derbyshire have backtracked on proposals to cut a mental health service for people with severe needs, following local public outcry.

Mental health

CCG's service cuts leave patients with 'nowhere else'

A clinical commissioning group’s proposal to cut a service for severe mental health needs will leave patients with “nowhere else” to go, a union has warned.

Sean Duggan

NHS should celebrate diversity from frontline to the top

More diverse organisations benefit the planning and provision of services, resulting in higher quality care for the population served, writes Sean Duggan


Trusts yet to agree permanent deals for former Carillion services

Permanent deals are yet to be agreed by NHS trusts whose facilities management services were hit by the collapse of Carillion, HSJ can reveal.


Harassment cover-up chief executive takes role at neighbouring FT

A former mental health trust chief executive, who resigned last year after helping to cover up the sexual harassment of a HR director, is being paid £60,000 to work two days a week as a private consultant at a neighbouring trust.


Foundation trusts reveal merger plan

Two foundation trusts in the East Midlands have announced plans to merge and create a single organisation.

The Christie

Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.

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Final interviews for top regulator job next month

The search to replace Dame Julie Mellor as the parliamentary and health service ombudsman is underway, with job adverts posted online and in the national press.

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Lintern’s Risk Register: Going, going but not yet gone

Everything you need to stay up to date on patient safety and workforce, plus my take on the most important under-the-radar stories. From patient safety correspondent Shaun Lintern

Dame Julie Mellor

Exclusive: New investigation reveals full extent of watchdog’s failures

NHS ombudsman Dame Julie Mellor was warned twice about her deputy’s role in covering up the sexual harassment of an NHS director, before he was exposed by HSJ, an independent review has revealed.

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HSJ Awards 2016 shortlist unveiled

We have today revealed the shortlist for the 2016 HSJ Awards.

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Midlands trusts set out on path to possible merger

STRUCTURE: Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust has put on hold a decision to appoint a permanent chief executive amid the possibility it could merge or be taken over by Derbyshire Community Health Services FT.

Dame Julie Mellor

PHSO to be investigated after deputy’s role in cover up

The board of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has ordered a review into the actions of Dame Julie Mellor and the organisation’s response to revelations of a cover up, HSJ has learned.

Mick Martin

Deputy PHSO takes leave of absence after cover-up role exposed

The deputy parliamentary and health service ombudsman has taken a leave of absence pending an independent investigation, HSJ can reveal.

Mick Martin

PHSO knew about deputy’s involvement in cover-up seven months ago

The parliamentary health service ombudsman, Dame Julie Mellor, was told that her deputy was involved in covering up the sexual harassment of an NHS trust HR director at least seven months ago, HSJ can reveal.

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Trust's directors face 'fit and proper' test after harassment case

Regulators have taken action against an NHS trust at the centre of a sexual harassment case that saw a former director awarded £800,000 by an employment tribunal.

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Monitor probes trust governance following unfair dismissal ruling

LEADERSHIP: Monitor is investigating how a mental health trust is run after an employment tribunal found that a trust director was unfairly dismissed after being harassed by the former trust chair.


Foundation trusts sign children’s services deal

STRUCTURE: Two foundation trusts in Derbyshire have signed a three year agreement to deliver services for children, young people and families together to improve ‘quality, productivity and efficiency’.

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

CCG overspends by £1m across acute contracts

FINANCE: Erewash CCG had overspent by more than £1m on acute contracts by the end of November – largely as a result of work by Derby Hospitals Foundation Trust and Nottingham University Hospitals Trust.